Timothy Laurence
Royal Navy admiral
Timothy Laurence
Vice Admiral Sir Timothy James Hamilton Laurence KCVO CB ADC(P) (born 1 March 1955) is a retired British naval officer and the second husband of Princess Anne, the only daughter of Queen Elizabeth II. Laurence was Equerry to the Queen from 1986 to 1989.
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Books of The Times: ‘Life and Death on the New York Dance Floor’ Charts a Kinetic Scene in the Early ’80s
NYTimes - 4 months
Tim Lawrence’s book depicts a gritty commingling of punk bands, graffiti artists and hip-hop D.J.s that sent sparks flying before economic forces remolded the city.
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Grief and Shame: An Unacceptable Combination
Huffington Post - about 1 year
A dear friend is killed in a car accident. A few months later, I don't feel that I've sufficiently "gotten over it" and people start telling me to move on. So I hide my grief, push my chin up and allow the cataclysm inside of me to tremble in perpetuity. I have a seizure. I don't get better immediately, and I find myself wading through a cesspool of confusion and exhaustion. People are helpful at first, but after a while, many seem to stop caring, so I pretend that my epilepsy doesn't exist and tuck its terrors deep inside of me. I am abused by someone who claimed to be my friend. Since I can't possibly understand why he would ever hurt me, I convince myself it's my fault and act as if everything is hunky dory. Sound familiar? If so, it means you've experienced one of the most lethal, pervasive desecrations of humanity: shame in the wake of grief. It's a terrible, stupid and completely unacceptable combination, but it's everywhere. When I hear people speak about their gr ...
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Grief and Shame: An Unacceptable Combination
Huffington Post - about 1 year
A dear friend is killed in a car accident. A few months later, I don't feel that I've sufficiently "gotten over it" and people start telling me to move on. So I hide my grief, push my chin up and allow the cataclysm inside of me to tremble in perpetuity. I have a seizure. I don't get better immediately, and I find myself wading through a cesspool of confusion and exhaustion. People are helpful at first, but after a while, many seem to stop caring, so I pretend that my epilepsy doesn't exist and tuck its terrors deep inside of me. I am abused by someone who claimed to be my friend. Since I can't possibly understand why he would ever hurt me, I convince myself it's my fault and act as if everything is hunky dory. Sound familiar? If so, it means you've experienced one of the most lethal, pervasive desecrations of humanity: shame in the wake of grief. It's a terrible, stupid and completely unacceptable combination, but it's everywhere. When I hear people speak about their gr ...
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Braemar Gathering: A Royal Highland Fling - The Morton Report
Google News - over 5 years
This year, William and Kate, Charles and Camilla were all surprisingly absent, and so was Princess Anne who dispatched her second husband, Vice Admiral Sir Timothy Laurence, once a humble equerry to the Queen, to watch the games in her place
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We are very much amused: Queen and Prince Philip in fits of laughter at Games - hellomagazine.com
Google News - over 5 years
And there was another outbreak of laughter on Saturday as the monarch shared a joke with the Duke and Timothy Laurence, the husband of Princess Anne. The royal party were joined by David Cameron and his wife Samantha, who was country casual in a Paul
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A Royal surprise as Harry flies easyJet - Belfast Newsletter
Google News - over 5 years
Saturday's nuptials was the first Royal wedding in Scotland since Princess Anne's second marriage to Timothy Laurence in 1992. Press reports of Harry's financial prudence are in stark contrast to the criticism of his 'lift' to Prince William's stag
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Morning after a high-spirited night of revelry - hellomagazine.com
Google News - over 5 years
Captain Mark Phillips said he was proud to be part of this 'triangle' – referring to how well he and Princess Anne and her current husband Timothy Laurence get on. When it came to Mike's turn to speak, he is said to have focused on his love for his
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How we learned to stop worrying and love the Royals (well, some of us) - Herald Scotland
Google News - over 5 years
The Princess Royal wed second husband Vice Admiral Timothy Laurence at Crathie Kirk near Balmoral in 1992. According to police estimates about 6000 people gathered in the area. The biggest cheers – apart from those for the happy couple Zara, 30,
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Neta da rainha de Inglaterra casou com jogador de râguebi - Público.pt
Google News - over 5 years
O última casamento real na Escócia foi o segundo de Ana, com Timothy Laurence, em 1992. Outras figuras que não faltaram: o príncipe Carlos e Camila, o príncipe Harry e os duques de Cambridge, Guilherme e Kate (estes protagonizaram o primeiro casamento
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Big smiles as royal bride and groom attend wedding rehearsals amid final ... - hellomagazine.com
Google News - over 5 years
They were joined for the run-through by the bride's mother Princess Anne and step-father Timothy Laurence, who were themselves married in Scotland two decades earlier. The bride's father, Captain Mark Phillips and his second wife Sandy Pflueger were
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Iconic weddings: Princess Anne and Mark Phillips - hellomagazine.com
Google News - over 5 years
Since then both have gone on to find love again; the hard-working Princess Royal married Royal Navy Commander Timothy Laurence at Crathie Kirk, near Balmoral Castle, on December 12, 1992. They currently reside together at Gatcombe Park
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Timeline
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    FIFTIES
  • 2011
    Age 55
    He received no peerage on marriage, but was knighted by the Queen in June 2011 as a Knight Commander of the Royal Victorian Order.
    More Details Hide Details Princess Anne kept her country estate, Gatcombe Park in Gloucestershire, after her divorce. After they were married, she and Laurence leased as their London residence, a flat in the Dolphin Square complex in Westminster. They later returned to apartments in Buckingham Palace and now have an apartment at St James's Palace. Laurence does not undertake official royal engagements; however, he regularly accompanies Princess Anne on official duties and royal tours. He also regularly attends events with the royal family. On such occasions he is listed in the Court Circular as "Vice Admiral Sir Tim Laurence". See also List of honours of the British Royal Family by country
  • 2010
    Age 54
    He retired from the Navy in August 2010 and now pursues a portfolio of mainly non-executive and charitable interests, with a particular emphasis on property and regeneration.
    More Details Hide Details He is on the Board of the project management company, Capita Symonds, is non-executive Chairman of the property developers, Dorchester Regeneration, and is acting Chairman of Saturnland, a newly established company specialising in site reclamation and regeneration. As a Senior Military Adviser to PA Consulting, he contributes to their property work as well as advising on defence issues. He is on the Boards of English Heritage, the Commonwealth War Graves Commission, the Royal National Lifeboat Institution and the HMS Victory Preservation Company. Transport interests include membership of the First Great Western Advisory Board. Other activities include tennis, golf, sailing, field sports and battlefield tours.
  • 2009
    Age 53
    He became Head of Profession for the British Government's Property Asset Management community in July 2009.
    More Details Hide Details The community includes practitioners in construction procurement, estates & property management and facilities/contracts management. The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) has made Laurence an Honorary Member in recognition of this very significant span of asset management responsibility.
  • 2007
    Age 51
    On 30 April 2007 he was promoted to vice admiral, and made Chief Executive of Defence Estates (since renamed Defence Infrastructure Organisation, as of 2008).
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  • FORTIES
  • 2001
    Age 45
    From 2001 to the spring of 2004 he was back at the Ministry of Defence, as Director of Navy Resources and Programmes.
    More Details Hide Details Laurence was promoted to rear admiral (effective 5 July 2004), and made Assistant Chief of the Defence Staff with responsibility for Resources and Plans, July 2004.
  • 1999
    Age 43
    He was then posted to the Joint Services Command and Staff College as a commodore, as Assistant Commandant (Navy), effective 15 June 1999.
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    From January 1999 he was Hudson Visiting Fellow at St Antony's College, Oxford, where he wrote a paper on the relationship between humanitarian assistance and peacekeeping.
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  • 1997
    Age 41
    From July 1997, he was back in the Ministry of Defence, first on the Naval Staff and then from June 1998, on promotion to commodore, as a member of the Implementation Team for the 1998 Strategic Defence Review.
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  • 1996
    Age 40
    On 27 August 1996, Laurence became Commanding Officer of the frigate as well as Captain of the 6th Frigate Squadron.
    More Details Hide Details Until October 1996 the ship was in the South Atlantic, on Falkland Islands patrol.
  • THIRTIES
  • 1994
    Age 38
    On 16 May 1994, he was appointed the first Military Assistant to the Secretary of State for Defence (Malcolm Rifkind), to provide military advice in his private office.
    More Details Hide Details Laurence was promoted to captain on 30 June 1995, and until 1996 was in command of the frigate. In May 1996, the ship was back from the Adriatic, where HMS Cumberland served in the NATO-led IFOR.
  • 1992
    Age 36
    Laurence and Anne were married on 12 December 1992 in a Church of Scotland ceremony at Crathie Parish Church, Ballater, near Balmoral, the Church of Scotland permitting the remarriage of divorced people.
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  • 1989
    Age 33
    In October 1989, he was posted to the new frigate, and took over as Commanding Officer on 30 January 1990, at age 34.
    More Details Hide Details Between 1992 and 1994, Laurence was with the naval staff in the Ministry of Defence, London.
  • 1988
    Age 32
    He was promoted to commander on 31 December 1988.
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  • 1986
    Age 30
    Laurence met Princess Anne when he served as an Equerry to Queen Elizabeth II in 1986, at a time when it was widely rumoured that her first marriage to Captain Mark Phillips was breaking down.
    More Details Hide Details In 1989, the existence of private letters from Laurence to the princess was revealed by The Sun newspaper, though it did not name the sender. Buckingham Palace issued a statement: "The stolen letters were addressed to the Princess Royal by Commander Timothy Laurence, the Queen's Equerry. We have nothing to say about the contents of personal letters sent to Her Royal Highness by a friend which were stolen and which are the subject of a police investigation."
    He attended the Royal Australian Navy (RAN) Tactics Course (RANTACCS) at HMAS Watson, Sydney in March 1986 during which he was notified of his first staff appointment commencing April 1986 as Equerry to The Queen.
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  • TWENTIES
  • 1982
    Age 26
    He took command of the patrol boat HMS Cygnet off Northern Ireland in 1982, as part of the patrols for IRA gun-runners.
    More Details Hide Details After attending for a Principal Warfare Officer course, Laurence was promoted to lieutenant commander (1 March 1985), and posted to the frigate.
  • 1980
    Age 24
    Laurence served briefly as Navigating Officer of the Royal Yacht HMY Britannia, and 1980 to 1982 in the same role on the destroyer.
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  • 1978
    Age 22
    In 1978, he was attached to the training establishment and in the next year served on the minesweeper HMS Pollington.
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  • 1977
    Age 21
    He was promoted to lieutenant 10 months early, on 1 March 1977.
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  • TEENAGE
  • 1973
    Age 17
    He was promoted to midshipman on 1 January 1973, and acting sub-lieutenant on 1 January 1975.
    More Details Hide Details Upon leaving Durham he completed his initial training at the Britannia Royal Naval College Dartmouth, and was posted to, a Plymouth-based frigate.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1955
    Born
    Born on March 1, 1955.
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